See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us
"Our area has strong currents with 10' tides, so getting to and from the dock can be tricky. The combination of stern and bow thruster is a game changer and works great to reduce the most stressful time of boat operation. Your company sold me exactly what I asked for. My experience overall was very very good. I would definitely recommend you to others."
St. Simons, GA, USA
"Once we found Sideshift, it just made the experience so pleasant. The boat will nearly rotate on a dime. Sideshift gave me back my boating experience. "
Lake Pleasant, AZ, USA
"Works fantastic. As you would imagine, coming into a slip with two feet on one side and one foot on the other with a 58 ft houseboat in a crosswind can be a bit challenging! I used to sweat a lot bringing it in, but not anymore. I know, even in wind, I can do it with little problems. What a huge difference these make! Should be standard on every houseboat."
New Palestine, IN, USA
"I've got the PT360 Docking System, which includes the bow and stern thruster. The PT360 has completely changed our boating experience: I've got a very narrow slip to get in to, even made narrower because we put a lift in there. So having the PT360 gives me complete maneuverability regardless of wind, current ... it just makes things so much easier. It's a very straightforward installation process ... if you're handy and you take your time and you read the instructions; and what's great is that if you have any questions, get on the phone with the guys from Sideshift and they'll talk you through anything. They're great, absolutely fantastic customer service."
Gene & Leslie Spennato
Lake Allatoona, GA, USA
"I couldn't have been more satisfied with the entire purchasing process with Sideshift. Their customer service and technical support teams were very knowledgeable and patient with all of my questions and concerns. Installation was done entirely by myself while our 25' Harris Grand Mariner tri-toon was on it's lift at our dock. All instructions were clearly written along with drawings and photos to help identify each step. Parts were packaged exceptionally well and the complete unit arrived without one scratch and with almost everything needed for my particular installation. All components exposed to the environment appear to be either stainless steel, anodized or powder-coated. We have many restaurants around the Lake of the Ozarks here in Missouri and their various docks can get pretty congested on the weekends. Add a little wind to the equation, and docking can be a real challenge. I know that the Sideshift will make anyone look like a pro - whether you are pulling in or backing in."
Gravois Mills, MO, USA
"Docking stress is now a thing of the past. Thruster works better than anticipated. I am so pleased with the results, that I recommend you to all ... two others in my Marina have already bought them."
Upton, Dorset, UK
"Absolutely fantastic from order to installation. As advertised, it's made docking pretty much stress-free. I'm a satisfied customer, keep up the great work."
Kuwait City, Kuwait
"Navigating a houseboat is like navigating a brick through the water. With my thruster, I can pull into the dock like threading a needle. The customer service is excellent both before and after the sale. I received great support during the installation process. "
Dora, AL, USA
"Purchasing and installation could have not gone any better or easier. It has been 2 years & works great helps tremendously in docking. This is a great company & they will be with you every step of the way I have never been able to say such good things about a big company before."
Macedonia, OH, USA
"Installation was good I actually installed it while the boat was still in the water. The boat is a 290 Searay with twin outdrives the Bow Thruster makes docking a snap now. Your Rep in Victoria is great! "
Kirkland, WA, USA
"Thanks! I love it so far.. It has changed my confidence when docking. "
Woodstock, ON, Canada
"The thruster works great. I solo most of the time and it is a great help. It allows me to do things in docking that I would have stayed away from. "
Baltimore, MD, USA
"Best thing ever to maneuver in tight places."
Springfield, MO, USA
"Keep doing what you're doing. The stern thruster is a gem. We recommend it to many boaters, mainly because it is not cut into the hull. Brilliant!"
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
"My experience was very good. Purchase and install went as planned. I did need to call for some service and the team at SideShift was very quick to respond."
Saint-Lazare, QC, Canada
"Purchasing and installation were second to NONE! Great communication. Working great! First time boat owner, docking was stressful, but NOT anymore! Initially ordered & installed the bow thruster but shortly thereafter went the extra mile, ordered & installed stern thruster also! Like WOW! "
Fall River, NS, Canada
"So far, I can only say it’s a great product. Very good value, cost effective. Pre-purchase, all my questions were addressed satisfactorily. My one installation question was answered quickly and completely. Installation was straightforward with the good instructions provided. It works as advertised. I’m still on a learning curve, in that I’ve depended solely on a bow thruster for years. Where it’s been most helpful is in and around locks on the Rideau where space is tight. Just knowing I have the Sideshift has reduced stress."
Spring Grove, PA, USA
"The thruster performs adequately for very slow speed maneuvering on and off the dock. Having additional control adds a great deal of confidence to manage what used to be very tense moments. The best part about working with Sideshift was their willingness to help solve complex concerns on a replacement/retrograde/refit for a ten plus-year-old unit. A few photos and phone calls had me back together and the new unit functioning as expected."
Southport, NC, USA
"Thruster working good. Nice product, well done."
Pincourt, QC, Canada
"Purchasing and installation were both very good. Thruster works great."